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sway

1. verb move from side to side2. verb make (sth) move3. verb influence4. verb prefer, lean towards5. noun movement6. noun influence
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1 verb move from side to side INTRANSITIVEluasc verb  c m ubheith ag longadánbog ó thaobh go taobhthe trees were swaying in the wind bhí na crainn ag luascadh sa ghaothshe stood up, swaying a bit bhí sí corrach ar a cosa nuair a d'éirigh sí ina seasamh, bhí sí ábhairín guagach nuair a sheas síthe audience was swaying along to the song bhí an lucht éisteachta ag luascadh le rithim an amhráin 2 verb make (sth) move TRANSITIVEluasc verb  c m uhe swayed his body to and fro luasc sé a cholainn anonn is anall
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3 verb influence TRANSITIVEtéigh i bhfeidhm artionchar a imirt artionchar a bheith agat arthe minister was trying to sway public opinion bhí an t-aire ag iarraidh dul i bhfeidhm ar dhearcadh an phobail, bhí an t-aire ag féachaint le tionchar a imirt ar thuairimí an phobail 4 verb prefer, lean towards TRANSITIVEto sway towards sth claonadh a bheith agat le rud, bheith claonta i dtreo rudashe's swaying towards driving rather than flying is mó fonn atá uirthi tiomáint ná eitilt, tá claonadh aici le tiomáint seachas eitilt 5 noun movementluascadh masc  c m ulongadán masc1  c m u 6 noun influencetionchar masc1  c m umy views have little sway with them is beag tionchar a bhíonn ag tuairimí s'agamsa orthu, is beag aird a thugann siad ar mo chuidse tuairimíshe's not under the sway of any particular philosophy níl sí gafa le haon fhealsúnacht ar leith
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to hold sway

bheith i gceannassmacht a bheith agatlámh an uachtair a bheith agatan svae a bheith leatthe party held sway for much of the twentieth century bhí an páirtí i gceannas an chuid is mó den fhichiú haoisCork held sway in the second half bhí an lámh in uachtar ag Corcaigh sa dara leath, bhí an svae le Corcaigh sa dara leath

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